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Victoria Principal

Victoria Principal (born January 3, 1950) is an American actress, author and businesswoman best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the CBS night-time TV drama Dallas from 1978 to 1987. Principal was born in Fukuoka, Japan, the eldest daughter of United States Air Force sergeant Victor Principal, after whom she was named and who was then stationed in Fukuoka. Her paternal grandparents were emigrants from Italy, originally surnamed Principale. Her mother, the former Bertha Ree Veal, was born in Georgia and was of English descent. Because her father was in the US military, they moved often; she grew up in London, Puerto Rico, Florida, Massachusetts, and Georgia, among other places. She attended 17 different schools, including studying at the Royal Academy of Ballet while her family was stationed in England. She began her career in TV commercials, appearing in her first at age five. After graduating from South Dade Senior High School in 1968, she enrolled at Miami-Dade Community College, intending to study medicine. However, months before completing her first year of studies, she was seriously injured in a car crash while driving home from the library. The other driver was

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Victoria Principal Gets Legal Apology From Maid

Victoria Principal Gets Legal Apology From Maid

Victoria Principal has settled a lawsuit with her former maid -- a suit alleging V.P. was a gun-wielding boss -- but there's no doubt Victoria came out on top.The maid, Maribel Banegas, issued a… READ MORE >

911 Calls -- Real Life 'Dallas' for  Pamela Ewing

911 Calls -- Real Life 'Dallas' for Pamela Ewing

Depending on whose 911 call you believe, either Victoria Principal or her maid is an outlaw.Victoria claims the maid is trying to rob her. The hysterical maid says Vickie P. was trying to shoot… READ MORE >

- 2053 days ago
Victoria Principal -- My Maid From Hell

Victoria Principal -- My Maid From Hell

Victoria Principal has just filed a lawsuit, admitting she did pull a gun on her former maid, but only after the maid threatened her, injured her dog and went on a wild tear.The maid, Maribel… READ MORE >

- 2061 days ago
'Dallas' Star Sued Over Dog, Poop, Gun

'Dallas' Star Sued Over Dog, Poop, Gun

Victoria Principal apparently has taken her role on "Dallas" a little too seriously -- she's been sued for allegedly pulling a gun on a maid.The woman who played Pamela Ewing is being sued by… READ MORE >

- 2062 days ago
Victoria Principal: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Victoria Principal
Good Genes or Good Docs?

In the '80s, Victoria Principal could do no wrong as good girl Pam Ewing on "Dallas" -- and today she's still all right.Here's the 34-year-old back in 1984 (left) -- and 25 years later, the… READ MORE >

- 2070 days ago
'Dallas' Star Divorces Famous Plastic Surgeon

'Dallas' Star Divorces Famous Plastic Surgeon

Former 'Dallas' star and current skin care queen Victoria Principal has split from her husband of nearly 21 years, famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Harry Glassman. TMZ has obtained papers… READ MORE >

- 3137 days ago

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